A software creator / Django consultant
Python Testing 101 with pytest
At Python Frederick this month, I presented the fundamentals of testing Python code using pytest. The recording is up on YouTube and I’ve posted all the material to GitHub.
Ansible Cranked to 11
On last week’s Twitch stream, I added Mitogen to my Ansible deploy, and it dramatically improved how fast I could deploy to my site.
Building SaaS in January
This month on the Building SaaS with Python and Django stream, we covered completing a 3rd party integration, creating admin dashboards, and how to make automation tools to speed up tedious manual tasks. The stream is on Wednesdays at 9pm ET on Twitch.
The Sleepy Developer: How Sleep Affects Your Code
What is the role of sleep in the life of a developer? We’ll look at the importance of sleep and the obstacles preventing devs from getting enough of it.
Local web development vs Vagrant vs Docker: What’s right for you?
Web development is full of tools that claim to help you develop your perfect application. What’s the right tool? Let’s explore options like Docker, Vagrant, and honcho to see which tool can work for you on your next (or current) web app.
- #Python Frederick
Django Tutorial Adventure Part 2
What happens when you take a novice web developer and put him in front of an audience equipped with the Django tutorial only? That’s what we did at Python Frederick. The conversation and learning that resulted was awesome. Check out the video on YouTube to see what you can learn too!
Deciphering Python: How to use Abstract Syntax Trees (AST) to understand code
How does the Python program run your code? How can you understand how your code runs? This post explores Abstract Syntax Trees (AST), a vital part of how Python evaluates code before running it. We’ll use an AST in a practical example to show you how to learn more about your code for your benefit.
Building SaaS with Python on Twitch
I am now streaming on Twitch. The stream shows how I build a Software as a Service (SaaS) called College Conductor. I explain how to use Python and Django when working on a larger application.
- #Python Frederick
Build Native Mobile Apps with Python (BeeWare)
You can build mobile applications with Python? Absolutely. At Python Frederick’s October 2018 presentation, Bob Marchese showed us how to use BeeWare, a suite of tools for building mobile apps (among other things). This post includes links to the YouTube presentation and his material.
- #Code formatter
Consistent Python code with Black
Code is read far more than it is written. By using a consistent style, the readability of a project can improve dramatically. This post focuses on Black, a code formatter, how it can improve your project’s code style, and how you or your team can use it.
- #static site generators
A tale of two site generators
I switched my website from a custom made tool, handroll, to a very popular static site generator, Hugo. Why would someone switch from something tailor-made to a different tool? I explore what I’ve learned from going my own way for many years.
- #Doctor on Demand
New Job: Doctor on Demand
I’m now working for Doctor on Demand. After four years of working with a great team at Storybird, I’ve joined a new team at Doctor on Demand.
- #Full Health Developer
Full Health Developer Launch
Full Health Developer, a website devoted to helping developers with their physical and mental health, is now live. I explain why this new site exists.
RFNM - Request For New Maintainer
What do you do when you know that you are no longer a good maintainer for a open source software project? You can step away gracefully by requesting help from the community. This post will discuss one way to request that help.
Developer Health Survey
Software developers face physical and mental health issues that arise from creative yet sedentary work. If you are a developer, can you help me identify our community’s biggest issues by answering a few questions?
- #code reviews
Doing code review
How can you start code reviews on your team? Your team might have questions similar to ones I recently received. I shared my thoughts as someone who has done regular code reviews for years.
- #Python Frederick
- #Data science
Data science in Python
How do you get into the rich field of data science and the array of tools that are available in Python? Christine Lee provided an excellent overview of the data science ecosystem. The talk, from the December 2017 Python Frederick monthly event, is full of goodies to check out.
Supercharging Vim: Instant testing
Automated tests are extremely valuable when writing code. The faster you can get feedback that your code is correct, the quicker you’ll finish a task. In this post, learn how to run automated tests directly in your Vim editor and finish the job in record time.